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stores this morning including new details in the search for this missing colorado girl. a grim discovery made last night could be related to the case. >> tonight the vice presidential candidates have their first and only debate. new polls show the presidential race is as tight as ever in the key swing states. >> we're not out of this by a long shot. >> the manager of the nationals believes the team can come back from the brink of elimination inalive. team has to win today's game at nationals park. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine washington.
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5:00 a.m. on this thursday, october 11. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. and we will have more on the deadly house fire in baltimore that killed five people including four children last night. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> a cool start to the day. in the belfort furniture weather center we are tracking conditions. nothing to worry about half through the next couple days. unseasonably cool conditions and a breeze tomorrow. let's go to the satellite and radar composite. clouds are off to our north close to the canadian border and in the upper midwest. no precipitation around here until monday. 45 now in aldie, virginia. 45 in clarksburg. berkeley springs, 43. 48 in arlington and chevy chase. 62 this afternoon with bright sunshine and a light note westerly breeze.
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now to angela. >> looking at a trouble-free drive as you head out this morning. in virginia, 95 moving well northbound and southbound despite an active work zone. moving quite well into dumphries and crossing the occoquan. you are good all the way to the springfield interchange. same on 66. eastbound moving well manassas. heading into fair oaks, trouble- free. on the maryland side, utility work in prince george's county powder mill road shut down between cherry hill road and beltsville drive. otherwise moving well on the beltway, even crossing the northwest branch, the work zone has been lifted. getting by to the right without delay. -- three lanes are getting by to the right without delay. back to you. >> thank you. we are getting some new pictures right now of what the house
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fire looked like early this morning in baltimore. five people killed including four children. and children. baltimore city fire officials say it happened after 2:00 this morning. they got to go home and it was fully engulfed. one person tried to jump from the second-floor and there were taken to the hospital for treatment as well as a firefighter was inside fighting the blaze and fell through the second story into the basement of the moment. investigators are trying to figure out what exactly sparked this fire that killed five people early this morning. all of this is still under investigation. we are hoping to get new images and video as well as more reformation. as soon as we get that, we will share it with you. back to you. >> thank you. also, now that it is a must win games for the washington nationals, the cardinals back to the team into a corner after shutting about yesterday. >> it was not pretty.
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the nationals have to win today or their postseason run is over. brianne carter joins us with a look at what went wrong in games 3. >> this team was fired up, as were the fans yesterday. season baseball right here in washington for. the home for the nationals may be down, but fans are not out. round two and home today for the nationals. fans are in a frenzy. at the first home policies and dean in nearly eight decades yesterday, a disappointing 8-0 loss. some fans are worried baseball may soon be over in the nation's capital. >> being shut out did not give the fans much to cheer about. >> others believe the team will rally this afternoon. it's great to have baseball back here and to see so many fans. >> the team has already had an historic season. many are looking on the bright
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side no matter what happens on the field today. >> even if they don't pull it out, i'm still happy with what they have done so far this year. >> it was a record crowd. 45,000 people cheered on the team yesterday. they expect it to be the same again today. the first pitch at 4:07 this afternoon and the box office opening at 10:00 this morning. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> another big story to night's vice presidential debate. the first and only chance of beau biden and paul ryan will get a face-off. >> this comes hours after a new nbc and wall street journal poll shows mitt romney posting gains in some key swing states including virginia, which is where he has taken a lead. andrew spencer has a preview. >> the showdown between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan takes place at centre college in
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danville, kentucky tonight. debate preparations for romney -- for ryan have included a mock debates all across the country and he spent a day and a half preparing in st. petersburg, florida. >> are you ready? >> i am. >> he described what he is up against in an interview with cnn. >> joe biden has been doing this a long time. he ran for president twice and he's been on a big stage many times before so that's new for me. i'm doing my homework and studying the issues. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record than he has to run on. >> joe biden offer to this last week in iowa. >> i'm looking forward to it. what i have been doing mostly is studying up on his position on the issues.
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governor romneyand governor romney. i don't want to say anything in the debates that's not completely accurate. >> the moderator for tonight's debate is causing. martha raddatz. there's a report that president obama attended her wedding. the couple divorced in 1997. abc news is looking into whether it that represents bias. log on to night during the debate to react from your compatible smartphone, a tablet, or your reaction to the debate. we will share the results at 11:00. >> a developing story from colorado. investigators trying to figure out if a body found near denver is that of a young girl who's
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been missing n >> the body was found at a park not far from where 10-year-old jessica ritz way disappeared on her way to school last week. the discovery came hours after police said they believed she was kidnapped and that her parents were not involved at. >> we expect to learn what caused the death of the panda cub at the national zoo later this morning. john gonzalez is at the zoo right now where results should be released today. >> zookeeper's and veterinarians now know exactly what killed this new panda cub at the national zoo. they will reveal their findings later this morning. we will give you for the first time pictures of mother mei xiang as she returns to the yard for visitors to see her. her behavior is slowly returning back to normal. the first couple days after the surprising death she was not eating and was cradling a toy. a necropsy found an abnormal
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liver and food in the abdomen. this was devastating news for the staff and thousands of fans and visitors. the death came a week after the surprise birth. later this morning after the press conference, scientists may touch on the future plans and if they plan to artificially inseminate her again. prior to this they had tried unsuccessfully over six years. john gonzalez reporting. >> 5:09, 48 degrees. coaches, teammates fans all watching robert griffin iii recovering from a mild concussion during last week's game. what he has to say ♪ ♪ [ male
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>> thursday morning, father scott weltz. a high-pressure system overhead. expect sunny skies throughout the day. there's a cold front off to our northwest that will clip us tomorrow. -- thursday morning 5:12. mostly sunny today, cooler than yesterday, highs in the low 60's. we reached 71 yesterday at reagan national. 62 today for the high
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temperature. first pitch for the nationals game at 4:07. it will be 57 by 8:00 with a north westerly breeze at 5-10 miles an hour. we hope for game 5 tomorrow. it will be in the '60s and a little cooler tomorrow. a northwesterly wind at 10-15 with higher gusts. now two and a lot. >> an-- to angela. on powder mill road near cherry hill road and beltsville, one lane closed in each direction eastbound and westbound. moving quite well on the main routes. in routes checking out fine on the b-w parkway as well as 95. a work zone listed on 270 in urbana. all lanes open into a germantown. in virginia, wthe work
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zone at a northbound and hampton roads will be active for another 20 minutes or so on 395. back to you. >> thank you. it's 48 degrees. >> details on the world's cheapest electronic reader.
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>> the u.s. embassy attack in libya has security questions still swirling. a former top security official in libya testified before the house that he was seeking more security. a state department official said that she declined to approve more security but that the security was at accuappropriate for the current threat level at the time. >> let's check in with adam caskey to see how the day shaping up. cooler temperatures. >> noticeably cooler today. the wind picks up tomorrow so you will notice that. no big changes in the weather until monday when we could have a few showers. some warming through the weekend. pretty straightforward. another beautiful pictures to share with you. sue metzker my friends in frederick, sent this great photographs.
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fog yesterday morning combined with fall colors made for this beautiful scene. triste changing colors as well as the undergrowth. i welcome all of your photographs. e-mail me or hit me up on facebook. high pressure is overhead today. that means clear conditions and bright sunshine through thursday. blue skies. a cold front will clip us tomorrow. like yesterday, it will move through with little fanfare. a front moved through yesterday, but you hardly notice except for an increase in the wind. same story tomorrow. sometimes they start the showers, but that will not be the case until monday. generally, we are in the 40's now. 41 in the inwood west virginia. 48 in la plata. 46 in remington. 48 in arlington. the exception is along the waterways, mid 50's.
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high temperature of 62 this afternoon with bright sunshine. another cold night tonight. a few upper 30's in the outlying areas north and west of washington by this time tomorrow morning. 64 degrees tomorrow, partly cloudy, breezy. low 70's on the weekend by sunday. what's the latest on traffic? >> an accident on the beltway in maryland. the vehicle went into a pole, representative restrictions as a result, the outer loop to rockville pike. trafficked following relatively lightly around the beltway in maryland as well as virginia. in maryland, 270 looking pretty good with a work zone lifted in urbana. southbound lanes will be well through germantown all the way to bethesda. in virginia, dealing with quite a few active work zones. northbound 123 near hampton road, a paving operation. also on the fairfax county
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parkway, north of lusby road, there's a short closure on the northbound side for a paving operation. at the latest. >> popular website gets a face lift before the holiday shopping season. >> of $13 electronic reader. john has details. >> on ebay makes big changes in time for the holiday shopping season. the online retailer's new book resembles pinterest. a new service provides same-day delivery for items purchased from on ebay as well as participating retailers. 3m has a new screening process with a stick that provides instant access to roku video, co>> you now have access to several channels while on the go and you can projected onto a wall or a flat surface.
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>> the project for its $300. a german company and build the world's cheapest electronic reader. it putrefy inch screen and enough memory to store five books. $13.
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>> elantra this one to left. going back. and it's gone. >> we waited decades for playoff
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baseball to come back to the district and then we want to forget all about. the hometown heroes cannot get it done at the plate. final score yesterday, nationals losing 8-0. they will play again today. >> we will try to be optimistic. in a few minutes, brianne carter will join us live with a look ahead to this afternoon's crucial game 4. >> postseason baseball all day long wednesday. the yankees and orioles had a prime-time game. and a prime-time performance from the new york from ibanez the game with a solo home run. he did it again in extra innings. the yankees win 3-2, now leading the series. they will play tonight at 7:30. >> in the other two games the giants beat the reds, forcing a decisive game 5, later today.
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and game 5 in oakland after the oakland a's rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat. defeat >>-- to defeat their opponent. >> r.g. iii seems to be doing ok. he still may not be up to full speed and ready to go against the vikings on sunday says mike shanahan. but he's making sure his mind is clear. >> they are taking the proper precautions to make sure i'm ready to go, that i don't have any symptoms. i continue to get evaluated every day. the only symptom i have is irritability because they keep asking the same questions. [laughter] but they are doing their job and i respect them for it. >> blaming that on a concussion. the redskins and vikings game is at fedex field at 4:25.
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>> the news continues at 5:30. >> a preview of tonight's debate between vice president joe biden and gop nominee paul ryan. why there's so much pressure david
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vo: for cold and flu season, there's clorox bleach. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> win or stay home for the nationals. there on the brink of elimination as they prepare for this afternoon's game 4 against the cardinals. >> in baltimore, breaking news. a house fire claims five lives. we will get an update in just. a just good morning, washington. it's thursday, october 11. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson.
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let's get straight to meteorologist adam caskey. >> we are in the 40's and temperatures will be below average the next several days. there will be a little warming by the end of the weekend. let's talk about the high- pressure system in place. that means bright sunshine today. there's a cold front to our northwest that will clip us tomorrow. you will notice an increase in the wind. 46 in gainesville 43 in bethesda 48 in oxon hill and boeing. 52 at reagan national. 62 this afternoon with mostly sunny conditions. still in the '60s tomorrow but breezy. we will talk coming up. now to angela. >> on the road, things to watch for. on powder mill road, there's one lane getting through between beltsville drive and cherry hill road. traveling on the beltway in montgomery county right now minor slowing on the outer loop
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approaching the ramp 2 rockville pike. representative restrfrom an earlier crash where a vehicle went into a pole. minor delays. in virginia, there is a work zone through the ballston region. southbound glebe road just before 66, the left lane is closed through rush hour this morning as well as this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you. 5:32. >> we want to check in with jummy olabanji for the latest in baltimore. >> good morning. fire investigators are still on the scene of the fatal house fire in baltimore. we can pull up a picture or to show you what it looked like at the height of the fire. you can see the large flames and smoke billowing into the air at his home in the 5600 block of denwood avenue in baltimore city. we have just received video of
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investigators on the scene. the fire broke out just after 2:00 this morning. firefighters getting to the scene seeing all the flames and smoke. they saw one person jumping from the second story of the home. there were taken to the hospital as well as a firefighter taken to hospital who was injured. five people have been killed. once investigators were able to knock the fire down, they went into the home and made the discovery. four children and one adult killed. investigators still working to figure out what exactly killed those victims as well as what caused the fire. we are waiting to get that information from baltimore city officials and we hope to bring it to you later in the newscast. back to you. >> thank you. 5:33. the pressure is on the nationals now to deliver this afternoon against the st. louis cardinals. >> facing elimination after the cardinals shut them out on wednesday to take a two to one
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lead. still trying to get over what happened yesterday. here's brianne carter. >> so many fans say that they may be down but they are not out of this. still two games left in the best of five series. first pitch at 4:07 this afternoon. a lot of fans so excited just to have postseason baseball back. some say it's about the history of the team and what they have done so far, no matter what happens after today. many fans already feel little pessimistic with that loss yesterday, 8-0. it was a heartbreaker at the stadium yesterday. so many fans thinking they have to get this done today. the first pitch after 4:00 this afternoon. so much excitement and they're hoping to recapture that again today. the box office will be open at 10:00 this morning. some tickets are still available
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for the game. there was a record crowd yesterday. there'll be for the same thing. they're hoping for saa win this afternoon. >> thanks so much. tonight the focus will be on the vice-presidential nominees. jill biden and the gop nominee paul ryan will have their first and only debate in kentucky. -- vice-president joe biden. >> a new poll shows mitt romney is making gains in several swing states and taking a lead over president obama in virginia. brandi hitt has more. >> round two of the presidential debates belongs to the running mates. >> i feel good. >> republican hopeful paul ryan and vice-president joe biden said they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> studying upon and congressman ryan's positions. >> tonight's showdown comes at a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business 25
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years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an interview with abc news, the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, "this wasn't a bad night, he didn't show up.” is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i am so looking for to tuesday. >> polls among likely voters showed romney did get a boost after the bait and he's taking advantage of it. >> we cannot afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion per year. this is not just bad for the economy, it's bad for jobs. >> brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> the vice-presidential debate tonight, log on to
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wjla.com/react from your compatible smartphone, browser or tablet to give us your reactions during that debate and we will share the results tonight at 11:00. >> south carolina posing new voter identification law, it cannot be implemented until next year. the law requires voters to show one of five types of photo identification to cast a ballot. it was the first voting rights law in nearly 20 years that the justice department refused to approve. the mother of a former navy seal killed in libya has called on mitt romney to stop talking about her son during his political campaign. >> the gop presidential nominee told voters about a chance encounter with glen doherty at a christmas party a few years ago. he was one of four americans killed in the attack in benghazi. >> it touched me as i recognized this young man that i thought was so impressive that. lost his that craig romney praised the young
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man for his bravery when the u.s. embassy was under attack, but the young man's mother told a boston tv station to do not want romney discussing her son. a campaign spokesman says romney will respect her wishes. it's 47 degrees. >> details on an early morning rescue in f [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go.
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>> hello from germantown road. happy harvesttime. get the perfect pumpkin. good morning, washington. >> welcome back. 5:41, 52 degrees at reagan national airport. that is one of the warm spots. wins out of the northwest at 10 miles an hour this morning. there's a bit of debris to start your thursday morning. temperatures in the 40's. 43 in winchester, 45 in frederick, 43 in cumberland. bwi marshall airport, 48. highs in the low 60's today, 62 mostly sunny. a beautiful day. just cooler than yesterday. tomorrow, the biggest change will be an increase in the wind. at nationals park today at 4:00, 62 degrees, mostly sunny, bright sunshine. we will probably have the shade
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again near home plate to start the game. as temperatures dropped into the upper 50's close to the end of the game. a little bit of forming a special by sunday, 73. now to angela with traffic. >> starting to see volume building especially on 95 northbound. still pretty good. slow spots between garrissonville and quantico. after that, posted speeds through lorton and through the springfield interchange. no reported troubles on 395. leesburg pike, no reported troubles heading to the beltway on that side. in maryland on the beltway, starting to see a little slow traffic. an earlier crash on-ramp to 355 from the outer loop, slowing between connecticut avenue and 270. they shut tim brant down to try to remove the vehicle that ran into a utility pole. building volume on to 70270 near hyattstown.
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>> metro will ask for permission to charge fees for the inauguration for parking. the mitt romney edition would say "and new future for america." it's thursday morning, 48 degrees. >> an alert for women in fairfax county. the latest on the search
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cracks in 14 minutes at 6:00, we are live in kentucky for a preview of today's vice- presidential debate. and our partners at "politico" tell us which ticket has more at stake. >> and why scientists say there's no chance of creating a real-life jurassic park.
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>> we'll talk about justin bieber's famous relative, at 6:00 this morning. at 4:00 this afternoon, katie couric tackles happiness. what determines happiest? we will hear from people who have embarked on their own happiness project, at 4:00 today on abc 7. then at 5:00 we will look at a program helping teenagers lose weight. one local teenager underwent a procedure that is contributing to a dramatic weight loss. we will explain what it is and how it is targeted towards him people. >> it's 5:47. we have some news from the live desk. >> developments from overseas. >> we're learning from mortars that a mass gunman killed a u.s. embassy employee who was on his way to work at the embassy in yemen early this morning. the attacker was on a
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motorcycle and opened fire on the car that the u.s. embassy employee was in as he was getting out to go into the embassy. they have not identified the victim, but they believe he is of yemeni dissent. we are waiting for confirmation. we have been told the attacker did flee the scene after the shooting. back to you. >> thank you. police intensifying their search for a man who has attacked and groped numerous women in springfield. they released a composite sketch of the suspect. in just the last month, six women have reported being fondled while walking along dark roads. latest happened along cumberland drive in springfield. in each case, the suspect's description was similar. a tense night for rescue workers in florida as they were able to free a person trapped in the rubble of a parking garage collapsed. >> two other people were killed in the collapse on the campus of miami dade college. tahman bradley has the latest.
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>> tense moments on the campus of miami dade college. rescuers scrambling to save lives. after a section of a parking garage under construction collapsed, killing two people and trapping two others. one man was rescued from under a steel beam. his face and hands bloody. another worker was trapped 12 hours. rescuers used a crane overnight to remove debris and amputated the man's leg. his family waited anxiously. >> we need parayers because i believe in miracles. >> he's the best father in the world. >> a five-story structure collapsed. >> i understand it was quite a collapse, which shook the ground. >> this painter barely escaped.
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>> i saw smoke and the building was shaking and everybody ran out. >> the campus was evacuated to give rescuers room to work. no students were in danger. families of the construction crew rushed to the scene, this woman in tears, grateful to see her husband. the garage cost $22.5 million and was to be finished in december. >> the city of brotherly love has another distinction. it is the nation's top consumer of sweatpants . >> it is the second year in a row that philadelphia earned the title. hartford connecticut, in second place and spitzbergen third place. they have a lot of cold weather so it makes sense. >> wendy's has a new look to its menu. >> and another upbeat report for. the for. >> we have some good news on. the on.
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nationwide foreclosure filings fell in september to the lowest level in five years. foreclosure filings in d.c. were 19% lower last month than a year ago. as far as trading, we will get a higher open for stocks, making up ground from yesterday. upscale hilton hotels are going down market. the chain is pitching three new more affordable restaurant concepts including pastries pizza, beer. and an urban kitchen. and a grill where tipping is not expected. and wendy's is getting a makeover, changing its logo to look like this. a new, more relaxing dining experience featuring cushioned chairs, whole wheat buns, and flatbreads are among the changes
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as it tries to portray itself as the classiest of, fast-food chains. >> yesterday it was a little hot at the ball game in the sunshine. >> it was. today will be much cooler. >> it feels cooler right now than yesterday. >> exactly. if you are sitting and the park at the meantime, you need long sleeves today. and again tomorrow, hopefully. let's start with a great picture from sue metzker air. thanks for sending this beautiful picture of the fall colors combined with fog yesterday in frederick particularly some of the undergrowth changing colors. a beautiful picture. i would love to share your photographs, so send them to me. e-mail them or give me up on facebook and i will share them. it's 44 degrees in olney, 45 in fairfax. chesapeake beach, 48.
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47 in waldorf. in the 40's through the shenandoah valley. 45 in winchester, 44 in hagerstown. oakland, at the freezing mark in maryland. mostly sunny conditions today beautiful. high-pressure overhead. bright blue skies and sunshine all day. 62 for the high temperature. that's 10 degrees cooler than yesterday and roughly 10 degrees below average for this time of year. the susan g. komen 3 day walk is friday through sunday in washington. the weather will be very agreeable overall. a little breezy on friday. wind out of the east request. 64. saturday, 62 and sunny. sunday will be the warmest day but close to where we should be this time of year, high temperatures in the low 70's. that's great for the walkers.
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sunny skies through the weekend. monday is our next chance of rain. just a slight chance. slightly warmer temperatures in the low to mid 70's sunday into monday. the redskins against the vikings on sunday, looking good. now to angela for the commute. >> the drive got complicated out of manassas on 66. crash reported in centreville blocking the center lane at route 28. major delays already as a result of the. early morning the on 66, a really slow drive from the car rest area to 28. after that not bad for the most part even with building volume. the beltway in maryland, a little slowing from connecticut avenue. outer loop delays to rockville pike where the ramp is closed
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from the earlier collision. now back to news. >> looking at 47 degrees this morning. >> a big error by the florida governor. why is apologizing
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>> tyson foods is recalling thousands of pounds of tipton because of allergies not declared on the package. >> it's labeled as honey barbecue flavored boneless chicken wings, being recalled
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because of inaccurate branding. its contents milk, so liy, and eggs. for more information, log on to our website, wjla.com. >> the number of people exposed to an uncle meningitis is growing. >> a ninth person has been sickened after a steroid shot to ease back pain. >> florida governor rick scott is embarrassed after giving out the wrong number for the meningitis hot line for the state. >> it's a 24-hour hotline set up in response to this. >> when people called the number that he gave out, they were actually connected to a phone sex hotline. the governor's office said he does read the numbers and eventually corrected himself. the austrian adventurer trying
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to jump from the stratosphere will have to wait until at least sunday. >> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. he plans to jump from a capsule floated by a helium balloon from 23 miles from earth. the weather will keep him grounded until at least sunday. >> singer sarah reitman will become the first recording artist in space -- sara brightman. her trip cost tens of millions of dollars and is expected to happened in the fall of 2015. she was in the phantom of the opera. >> must be pre